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Your Phone’s Features Signal Strength Indicator represents the signal strength by displaying bars. The more bars displayed, the better the signal strength. Softkey Buttons let you select softkey actions or menu items. Charger Jack connects the phone to the battery charger. Volume Control allows you to adjust the ringer volume in standby mode (with the flip open) or adjust the voice volume during a call.
Navigation Key scrolls through the phone’s menu options and acts as a shortcut key from standby mode. Press Up to access Messaging. Press Down to access Downloads. Press Right to launch a Web Connection. Press Left to view your Calendar or for your own customized shortcut.
Turning Your Phone On and Off Turning Your Phone On Press for two seconds. (The phone will display “Searching for Service” until it locates a signal, then it will automatically enter standby mode – the phone’s idle state. At this point, you’re ready to begin making and receiving calls.) Turning Your Phone Off Press...
Using the Battery and Charger Installing and Removing the Battery To install, insert the battery into the opening on the back of the phone and gently press down until the latch snaps into place. To remove, make sure the power is off. Press the battery release latch up and remove the battery from the phone at a 45-degree angle.
Making and Answering Calls Making Calls Make sure your phone is on. Enter a phone number. (If you make a mistake while dialing, press and hold Press to place the call. When you’re finished, press Answering Calls Make sure your phone is on. (If your phone is off, incoming calls go to your voicemail.) When your phone rings or vibrates, answer the call by pressing...
Entering Text Your PCS Phone makes it easy to enter words, letters, punctuation, and numbers whenever you need to enter text (for example, when entering a Phone Book entry or when using the phone’s messaging features). They are: T9Word: Allows you to enter text using a predictive text entering system that reduces the amount of keys that need to be pressed while entering a word.
Entering Text Using T9 Text Input T9 Text Input (Predictive Text Input) lets you enter text in your PCS Phone by pressing keys just once per letter. When you display certain screens where you can enter text, and there is an Options softkey, you may try using T9 Text Input.
Controlling Your Roaming Experience Your phone is Digital Dual Band, which means you can make and receive calls while on the your service provider and you can also roam on other 1900 MHz and 800 MHz digital networks where we’ve implemented agreements with other carriers.
Call Guard Call Guard reminds you when you are making or receiving a roaming call and requires you to take additional steps before placing or answering roaming calls. These additional steps are not required when you make or receive calls while on the your service provider, or if your PCS Service Plan includes roaming.
Using Your Phone Book Saving Phone Numbers Enter a phone number from standby mode. Press Save (left softkey). Select a label and press Select New Name for a new contact or Existing to add a number to an existing contact and press Use the numeric keypad to enter the new contact name and press –...
Making a Call From Your Phone Book Press Menu (left softkey ) to access the main menu. Scroll to Phone Book and press Select Find Name and press Shortcut: From standby mode, select Search (right softkey) to list the entries in your phone book. Highlight the entry you want to call and press Highlight the number you want to call and press...
Changing Your Phone’s Settings You can customize many of your phone’s functions, from the display and sounds to messaging and security, through the Settings menu. Below are just a few examples of how to navigate and use the Settings menu. Changing the Greeting Press Menu (left softkey ) to access the main menu.
Adjusting the Phone’s Volume Settings Press Menu (left softkey ) to access the main menu. Scroll to Settings and press Select Sounds and press Scroll to Volume and press Select Ringer, Earpiece, Key Beep, Power On/Off, or Application. Use your navigation key to select a volume setting. Adjusting the Volume During a Conversation Press the volume keys on the side of your phone during the call.
TTY Use With PCS Service From Your service provider A TTY (also known as a TDD or Text Telephone) is a telecommunications device that allows people who are deaf or hard of hearing, or who have speech or language disabilities, to communicate by telephone.
Sending and Receiving Messages Setting Up Your Voicemail Press and hold Follow the system prompts to create your pass code and record your greeting. Retrieving Your Voicemail Messages Press and hold Accessing Your Voicemail From Another Phone Dial your PCS Phone Number. Press when your voicemail answers.
PCS Service Features Call Waiting To respond to an incoming call while you’re on a call: Put your first call on hold and answer the second call by pressing press – or – End your first call and answer the incoming call by pressing Call Forwarding Call Forwarding lets you forward your calls to another...
Three-Way Calling Talking with two different people at the same time is made easy with Three-Way Calling. To place a three-way call: Enter a number you wish to call and press Once you have established the connection, press Options (right softkey) and select 3 Way Call. (This puts the first call on hold and allows you to dial the second number.) Dial the second number you wish to call and press...
Your Phone’s Special Features Calendar The built-in Calendar offers several personal information management features to help you manage your busy lifestyle. Location Your PCS Phone is equipped with a Location feature for use in connection with location-based services that may be available in the future.
Accessories for Your Phone Standard Battery Provides up to 2.5 hours of continuous talk time or up to 8 days of continuous standby time. Extended Battery Provides up to 4.5 hours of continuous talk time or up to 11.25 days of continuous standby time. Vehicle Power Adapter This charging option enables you to power your phone and charge the battery at the same time.
Performance and Safety Getting the Most Out of Your Reception Keeping Tabs on Signal Strength The quality of each call you make or receive depends on the signal strength in your area. Your phone informs you of the current signal strength by displaying a number of bars next to the signal strength icon.
existing ANSI/IEEE standard and the guidelines published by the National Council of Radiation Protections and Measurements (NCRP). Maintaining Your Phone’s Peak Performance There are several simple guidelines to operating your phone properly and maintaining safe, satisfactory service. Speak directly into the mouthpiece. Avoid exposing your phone and accessories to rain or liquid spills.
Dial 911 to report serious emergencies. It’s free from your wireless phone. Use your phone to help others in emergencies. Call roadside assistance or a special non-emergency wireless number when necessary. Following Safety Guidelines To operate your phone safely and efficiently, always follow any special regulations in a given area.
radios should be turned off. Construction crews often use remote- control RF devices to set off explosives. Turn your phone off when you're in any area that has a potentially explosive atmosphere. Although it's rare, your phone and accessories could generate sparks. Sparks can cause an explosion or fire, resulting in bodily injury or even death.
Never dispose of the battery by incineration. Keep the metal contacts on top of the battery clean. Don’t attempt to disassemble or short-circuit the battery. The battery may need recharging if it has not been used for a long period of time. It’s best to replace the battery when it no longer provides acceptable performance.
Cautions Any changes or modifications to your phone not expressly approved in this document could void your warranty for this equipment and void your authority to operate this equipment. Only use approved batteries, antennas and chargers. The use of any unauthorized accessories may be dangerous and void the phone warranty if said cause damage or a defect to the phone.
Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) for Wireless Phones The SAR is a value that corresponds to the relative amount of RF energy absorbed in the head of a user of a wireless handset. The SAR value of a phone is the result of an extensive testing, measuring and calculation process.
Owner’s Record The model number, regulatory number and serial number are located on a nameplate inside the battery compartment. Record the serial number in the space provided below. This will be helpful if you need to contact us about your phone in the future. Model: PCS Phone VI-5225G Serial No.: User’s Guide Proprietary Notice...